This lower dolpo trek lies in the rain shadow area formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges. The trek begins at the STOL airstrip of Juphal after a short flight from the terrain town of Nepalgunj which is well connected by both road and air from Kathmandu.
Trekking in the Dolpo region has its own charm, people here still lead a primitive life, yet they are friendly. This is also one of few areas where pre-Buddhist Bon Po religion is still practiced. The trail goes over three high passes, the Kagmara La [5115m], Baga La [5090m] and Numa La [5360m] passing the deep-blue tranquil Phoksumdo Lake and finally concludes at Jhupal descending the gorge-side path of Tarap Khola.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly to Jumla (2370m)& trek to Gothi chaur (2700m)
Day 05: Trek to Naphukana (3080m)
Day 06: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m)
Day 07: Trek to Bheri riverside (2610m)
Day 08: Trek to Garpung khola (2900m)
Day 09: Trek to Kagmara (3500m)
Day 10: Trek to Kagmara phedi [4000m]
Day 11: Cross Kagmara La [5115m]
Day 12: Trek to Pungmo
Day 13: Trek to Phoksumdo Lake
Day 14: At Phoksumdo Lake
Day 15: Trek to Baga La phedi
Day 16: Cross Baga La [5090m] & trek to Numa La phedi [4800m]
Day 17: Cross Numa La [5360m] & trek to Do [4100m]
Day 18 / 19: – Do —
Day 20: Trek to Lahini [3560m]
Day 21: Trek to Tarakot [2600m]
Day 22: Trek to Dunai [2100m]
Day 23: Trek to Juphal [2500m]
Day 24: Fly Juphal/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
Day 25: Transfer to airport for onward journeys
Cost Include & Excludes
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Permits and Fees of the Trekking Area,
- All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,)
- Tented/ camping accommodation during the trekking,
- One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking guide,
- Required porters/staffs,
- Local Transportation,
- All camping equipments,
- First aid medical box,
- Trekking equipments as sleeping bag and down jacket etc,
- All government tax,
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees,
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance,
- International flight and departure tax,
- Any expenses of personal nature,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Any kinds of Bar bills,
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
- Rescue operation.
Food & accommodation
Food on Treks
In Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast is included in your own hotel. For lunch and dinner you will find several Western and Nepalese restaurant.
During our lower dolpo trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). you can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea house or from a lodge menu where we spend the night and lunch will be served on the way to our destination.
Vegetarian foods on lower dolpo trek
We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
You will stay 3 or 2 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara but on trek you will stay on Tea houses or lodges.
Accommodations on during the Trek
All accommodations for this trek are on twin sharing basis and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and location. There are two styles of accommodations during our trip. During the trek tea houses or lodges at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room with someone else of the same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms upon request by paying a single supplement of USD 250. Note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find a single room at higher elevations.